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Sat, May 28, 2011 7:54 AM


Photoshop: new layer style: Motion blur

Layer styles are useful because of their parametric and their non-destructive natures. Smart Filters are useful, but require the creation of a smart object beforehand.
I'd like to suggest new layer styles, of commonly used effects, that would help to automate time-consuming tasks.

Motion Blur would create the effect of giving impression of movement of the layer.
-one should be able to control the length of the blur,
-the starting point or blur edge (so that the whole object/layer would not be blurred by the motion blur, but only part of it).
-the blur edge could have two settings: flat or parametric. Flat would blur gradually from a given point, while parametric would fade the blur according to a fixed distance to the edges of the layer (to be able to have a sphere whose motion blurs follow its contours).
-the end of the blur could fade with desaturation, and opacity.

It would be very useful to be able to create a path that the blur would follow, but I'm not sure about the best interface: on the image, or in a dedicated widget (I prefer the first one).

I hope that other users will chime in with proposed refinements, or additional (useful and feasible) layer styles they'd like to see.




221 Messages


4.1K Points

10 years ago

Good ideas here Pierre!!!

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62 Points

9 years ago

What would be even better would be a whole library of blur layer styles! The way you can affect the different layers below, feather, orientation, angle, 3-dimensional, radial or gradient or motion or linear blur....... the possibilities are ENDLESS and would be amazingly better.

I think the biggest bonus for me would be to be able to blur layers below based on a vector stencil/glyph rather than having to always rasterize the layer.